When you think about addictions or substance abuse, some of the most commonly abused drugs that come to mind are marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine. Although all of these drugs are widely used and abused, it is also essential to consider prescription drugs. Sadly, a significant number of people abuse prescription medications and develop addictions to different medicines they find in their homes.
If you or a loved one suffers from prescription medication addiction, you need the help of experts like the ones at Rob's Ranch. Here is some more information about prescription drug abuse and how it can be addressed.
Prescription drug addiction has reached epidemic proportions in the US. This addiction and abuse have gripped the nation because people often look for quick fixes to chronic pain and similar problems. The unfortunate part is that doctors that are unaware or those who are more than willing to prescribe pain killers and other drugs freely are at the root of this problem.
When it comes to the most commonly abused prescription drugs, opioids top the list. They are at the top of the list of most widely abused drugs of all kinds. However, there are other prescription medications apart from opioids that lead to different types of addictions and substance use disorders. For example, stimulants prescribed for problems such as ADHD as well as include central nervous system (CNS) depressants used for sleep and anxiety-related issues.
When doctors prescribe medications, most individuals believe it’s safe to use these drugs. However, using drugs in higher than recommended doses, more frequently or for too long can result in severe addictions.
As mentioned earlier, opioids, stimulants, and CNS depressants are the most commonly abused prescription drugs. However, now that many states have legalized marijuana for medical use, it won't be long before it too shows up on this list. The most commonly abused prescription medications today include:
Painkillers such as fentanyl, morphine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone
Benzodiazepines such as Xanax and Valium
Barbiturates like Nembutal
Anti-depressants like Prozac and Zoloft
Sedative-hypnotics such as Ambien
Stimulants including Adderall, Dexedrine, and Ritalin
The only way to get out of prescription drug addiction is through specialized treatment at a licensed and well-established drug addiction rehab center. During your stay at the center, you will go through various educational sessions and therapies as well as professional support programs to understand the level of your addiction and the best way to prevent a relapse. Some of the therapies and programs essential to a successful recovery from prescription drug addiction include:
Outpatient, Inpatient Programs
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Certified Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Medication Assisted Treatment
We at Robs Ranch understand your prescription drug addiction and treat the disease of addiction uniquely. Our team always adopts a personalized approach while dealing with patients.
For more information, feel free to visit our website and call as at (405) 253-3838.
Contact Sam Stoots - Admissions Coordinator with any questions.